User:Christian Richardson

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Christian Richardson (an artistic interpretation)
  • Christian Richardson
  • MIT
  • 528 Beacon Street
  • Address 2
  • Boston, MA
  • Email: clrichar(at)

I work in the Weiss Lab at MIT.


  • Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction. Class of 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Class of 2017
    • Major: Biological Engineering
    • Minor: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests

  • Synthetic biology as it applies to human therapeutics and diagnostic tools.
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Registration/Questionnaire: 20.109 Spring 2015

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clrichar at

Preferred "Extra" OH Time

Sunday: Before 6, or after 8

Monday: After 1 PM

Potentially Relevant Background

Have you taken/are you taking... Answer yes/no/when
7.05/5.07 (Biochemistry) Yes/Spring 2015
7.06 (Cell Biology) No
7.03 (Genetics) No
5.310 (General Chemistry Lab) No
BioSafety Training Yes

Do you have experience with... Answer yes/no/type
Cell culture (microbial/mammalian/yeast?) Yes
Molecular biology (electrophoresis, PCR, etc) Yes

Please briefly describe any previous laboratory experience

I worked for the 2013 summer researching Dictyostelium at Colorado Mesa University using it as a model organism to detect drugs with potential as chemotherapeutics and treating developmental diseases.

Since January 2014, I have been working in the Weiss Lab developing a B-Cell Receptor based biosensor that can detect arbitrary macromolecules. It has potential applications in environmental sensing and rapid disease diagnostics.

Anything else you would like us to know related to 20.109?

  • Large nitrile gloves please
  • Also I am dyslexic and ordinarily get extended exam time. However I don't see this being an issue because there are no large tests in this class.

What is your favorite food or song or song about food?

Song about food: Banana Pancakes

Commitment to academic integrity

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